06-27-2012 06:40 PM
I had this same problem in Gingerbread, but was hoping it would go away with ICS. It did not.
I am accustomed to mounting Android devices as USB Mass Storage devices for file transfers. MTP is a mess, particularly when dealing with non-media files, and I have no desire to use that. However, the TPS seems to simply not support UMS. When I plug the device into my computer (under both Windows and Linux), the device prompts me to either enter charge-only mode or MTP mode-- no UMS option.
Has anyone figured out what is up with this? Is there some technical barrier that caused Lenovo to disable UMS? How am I *supposed* to be transfering files?
06-28-2012 12:14 PM
06-28-2012 12:59 PM
06-28-2012 04:36 PM - edited 06-28-2012 04:39 PM
I see no filesystem options or information in any of the menus.
I did, however, discover a workaround:
Go to Settings->Storage. Click the menu icon on the top right of the screen and select "USB Computer Connection." Change "Connect As" to "Camera (PTP)".
This allows you to access the tablet via Photo Transfer Protocol. Contrary to what the name might suggest, this allows transfering arbietrary files to and from the device, and I was successfully able to do so using gphoto2. The downside is that you can only touch the DCIM and Pictures folders.
It is downright pitiful that I have to jump through these hoops to get files on and off my device, but at least I can do so at all :/
06-29-2012 04:58 AM
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06-30-2012 07:19 AM
had you read my post about using an SSH daemon on the tablet?
As far as I am concerned that is a terrible solution. Forces me to put traffic over a wifi network when I have a usb connection up anyway and opens the tablet to potential security vulnerabilities in the sshd.